Cochleair Type 675+ CI-implant
With regard to CI's (cochlear implant) we often get the following question. What kind of batteries should I use for the processor of my cochlear implant? The size indicates whether a battery fits in your audio processor and is called by letter or number. The most common battery size for cochlear implants is 675.
Cochlear Type 675+ CI implant corresponds to batteries of the following models
PR44, LR44, B6754, B900PA, DA675H, DA675N, 675HP, 675HPX, AC675E, AC675EZ, AC675, 675UP, 675DS, ME9Z, PR675, P675, L675ZA, 675AE, 675A, R675ZA, ZA675, 675SA, S675A, PR675, V675, V675HP, W675ZA, A675P, ZL675.
What you often see here in the models is the corresponding model number 675. From this you can see that it is a Cochlear Type 675+ CI-implant battery. Battery 675+ is usually marked with the color blue. This is to make it even easier for everyone when buying or ordering hearing batteries.
Characteristics of a Cochlear Type 675+ battery
The cell type is another name for the fuel that the battery uses, and common cell types are zinc-air, silver oxide, alkaline and rechargeable. Zinc-air batteries contain a lot of power in a small size and are relatively cheap to produce. This makes them a good choice for general use if you want a
Some set of batteries will last a long time. However, they need to be in constant contact with oxygen to provide power and will start to work as soon as you remove the small sticker, and will continue to work for as long as possible. When the zinc in the battery is completely oxidized, it stops producing power and the battery needs to be replaced. Depending on the audio processor and the battery you are using, a zinc-air battery set will last approximately 2-4 days.
Silver oxide and alkaline batteries also work with cochlear implants. Both are driven by a chemical reaction in the battery and therefore do not require air to function. Individual batteries may be cheaper than their zinc-air equivalents, but they do not last that long and have a life of approximately 6-8 hours per set, depending on your cochlear implant audio processor and the number of batteries that go in. (usually 2 or 3)
Rechargeable batteries are also available in size 675. However, they are not suitable for an audio processor of your cochlear implant because they do not provide enough power and therefore do not last long enough.
Do you need airless batteries? Silver oxide or alkaline batteries can work for you. This is usually the case if, for example, you have a CI that is suitable for underwater use. Then you should use airless batteries, as this will create an airtight and waterproof seal around your audio processor. Zinc-air batteries are not suitable. Silver oxide batteries are suitable.
Silver oxide batteries that are used in cochlear implants as an alternative to the 675CI battery are SR44 silver oxide batteries. For example Varta SR44 / V76PX / V357 / V303 silver oxide (S) 1.55V button cell battery.
How much power is enough?
The power of a battery is measured in different ways: voltage, current and capacity. You can think of it by imagining that water flows through a garden hose: the voltage is like the water pressure and is measured in volts (V); current is like the volume of water flowing through the hose and is measured in amperes (A); capacity is how much water must pass through the hose, and it is measured in milliampere hours (mAh). Depending on their size and cell type, different batteries provide different amounts of current.
Cochlear implants work best in combination with powerful batteries, because powerful batteries can provide more power over a longer period of time. If you have worn hearing aids before and are used to buying hearing aid batteries, know that they may not be powerful enough for a cochlear implant.
The Rayovac 675+ Cochlear Implant hearing aid battery
Many different battery brands offer powerful batteries, but the power of one brand does not necessarily have to be the same as the power of another brand. So it's best to look for batteries that say they're specifically designed for cochlear implants. The battery that has been bought the most and also has the highest consumer appreciation is the Rayovac 675+ Cochlear Implant battery. For larger orders there is more discount per blister in the purchase. We sell the battery per 6, 60 or 600 pieces.
Alternatives to the Rayovac 675+ Cochlear Implant
Ultimately, it depends on your specific situation. Do you want long lasting batteries, so you don't have to replace them so often? Then zinc-air batteries are the solution. You will need to buy the special zinc-air CI batteries for your cochlear implant audio processor, which are the most commonly sold type of CI batteries. We also sell the iCellTech, ZeniPower, PowerOne and HearClear brands of hearing batteries 675+.
Can't the Cochlear Type 675+ hearing battery be the right battery?
Then quickly proceed to the right batteries. Here is an overview of the different types of hearing batteries:
Do you have any further questions about hearing batteries or other related issues? Feel free to contact us on +31 30 8884152 or send an email to [email protected]. We aim to answer your question within 24 hours!